(Hamburg) 1858 (29/7) registered stampless outer letter sheet from Copenhagen to London from the Danish Offices, Hamburg Paid cds of German P.O. applied the following day and on arrival a superb strike of the very rare red Hamburg/ (crown)/ Registered handstamp. There was no example in the Martin Willcocks Collection and this is much finer than the example in V Sussex.
1608 (pencil dated) outer letter sheet, honorific addressed cover to Itzehoe, Schleswig Holstein, addressed to the Burgermeister and councillor of Itzehoe with manuscript below “Belanget die schuster (Cobblers) und tuffelmacher von Stade”. Reverse with large seal with date at base 1590. One side flap missing not distracting from a fine early cover.
1865 cover to London franked 1855 2s. blue in horizontal strip of three and 1858 8s gree in horizontal strip of three, each stamp cancelled by ’51’ three-ring numeral, Odense cds in association, red P.D. and arrival cds. A beautiful 30s. rated cover to London, the finest from this correspondence with each strip good to large margins. Moller Certificate.
1869 cover to Poste Restante, Interlaken, Switzerland franked Arms perf 13 x 12½ 2s. (4th printing), 3s. (2nd printing) and 8s. (1st printing) at correct 13s. rate tied by ‘25’ three-ring numerals with Horsholm cds in association at base, manuscript “2” crossed out in blue crayon and “1 wf” added, reverse with N.SJ.JB.P.B. datestamp, three-line Kiel/ Hamburg tpo and arrival cancels. A very fine example.Moller Certificate.
1870s cover to Ringsted bearing mixed issue franking 1858-62 8s (2, one with only three margins) plus 1864-68 3s. vertical pair, each cancelled by three-ring'78' numeral, Nordingborg despatch cds in association below, at top left framed 'Talt' handstamp, three fine black wax seals on reverse.
1898 cover from Vladivostok addressed in English to Copenhagen, Denmark, placed in ship’s letter-box and the 10k. Russian stamp cancelled on landing at Niigata Japan, framed PAQUEBOT (Hosking type 3268) alongside, Tokio transit, reverse with San Francisco transit and arrival cds. THE ONLY RECORDED EXAMPLE OF THE NIIGATA PAQUEBOT MARK. Ex Hosking and Dr. Casey.
1904 0.15 on 25c. postal stationery envelope, 122 x 95mm, to Copenhagen, Denmark, uprated with pair 5c. cancelled by two unclear Inde Pondichery cds, with another alongside and showing three different Kjobenhavn arrival cancels. Ex. Grabowski.